Friday, March 12, 2010

150 Best- Green Beans

Question of the day: Can this make canned green beans edible?

It is our family tradition to store a years supply of food. This is following wise council of our church leaders. In my excitement, I purchased cases of green beans-at the best sale price!! Only to discover that none of us really care for green beans. So what am I to do with these veggies? I do not want to waste and yet I do not want to store something we will not eat...make room for artichoke hearts, I say.
So, I begin a quest of sorts to find ways to use them-and no shepard's pie is not the answer! Luckily, in cooking our (Sarah, Amber and I) way through 150 Best American Recipes, I discovered a recipe for roasted green beans. Now, the recipe did call for a pound of fresh BUT......I followed everything else exactly! Well, almost. And since I changed the recipe and added things I feel safe about including details but not the specific recipe...is that cheating? Everyone should buy this cookbook. It is that good.


I drained 2 cans of green beans and set them out to dry on a cookie sheet. I then seasoned with salt and pepper and fresh garlic. I roasted them for 20ish minutes. When they came out I gently mixed with fresh squeezed lemon juice, 3 anchovies, lemon zest, and fresh Parmesan cheese. It was wonderful! Now, I will say that I did dry heave when opening the bottle of fish-I HATE fish. and that next time I will only use one slimy little thing. But the taste was great. Try this dish especially if you have green beans in your food storage.

2 comments:

Vicki said...

Brilliant! This sounds so good.
I wonder if capers would work substituting for the anchovies?
Difficult sometimes being a vegetarian to find an equivalent taste alternative.

Amber Walker said...

I will have to try! So proud you used the fish!